IT Life Radio: Get Rid of Annual Reviews

Tune in to hear a better way of providing managerial feedback.
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IT Life Radio will be discussing annual reviews and management feedback with BetterWorks CEO, Kris Duggan today at 3 p.m. ET

Almost anyone who has gone through an annual review knows these can be a pain. If you're lucky, you've got a good relationship with your boss and you get a raise, with maybe a couple of tips for better performance thrown in. If you're really lucky, your annual review isn't a surprise, because you talk regularly with your manager and get good feedback.

What happens if you don't have that relationship? Providing one performance review every year is like asking someone to drive a car on a highway while only looking through the windshield every 10 minutes. Business changes every day. Our responsibilities and priorities change every day. Why should we only get feedback once per year?

BetterWorks CEO Kris Duggan thinks there is a better way. We should treat feedback as a daily, low-investment, high-frequency endeavor. Instead of slaving away for days on one annual review, we should rely on current technology to provide small course-correcting feedback every day. Duggan will talk about a better option for managers and employees alike that will make everyone happier and more productive. Join us here at 3 p.m. ET today and you'll learn how to:

  • Reshape the way you give feedback
  • Treat feedback like a Fitbit
  • Get more out of employees and be a better a manager

Kris Duggan is CEO and cofounder of BetterWorks, an enterprise goals platform. Prior to BetterWorks, Kris was the founding CEO of Badgeville, which provides gamification and social engagement solutions to help companies measure and influence behavior. He has a master's degree in business administration from UC Irvine. He received a patent for customizable rewards systems in 2011. He wrote and published "Business Gamification for Dummies" in 2013. He resides in Palo Alto with his wife and two sons.

If you can't wait to hear Kris on the topic (or you like spoilers), you can check out this interview I did with him on the topic. But if you want practical advice, a chance to ask him questions, and to dive deeper into the topic, IT Life Radio is the place to do it. We'll pick Kris's mind at 3 p.m. ET today. Tune in.

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